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01/6 How to follow a guilt-free diet for weight loss

How to follow a guilt-free diet for weight loss

Losing weight is not an easy task. It demands a lot of determination and hardwork, and still does not promise any positive result. It all comes down to the food you eat and how much fat you burn at the end of the day.

That said, if you're someone who has decided to shed a few kilos, then it is only a matter of time when you start feeling guilty for everything. The foods you eat, the workout you miss, the drink choices you make, everything will come to haunt you. However, there are ways you can get rid of such regret and remorse and also achieve your weight loss goals. Here are some tips to follow.

02/6 Choose the right food

While you're on your weight loss journey, the thing that is most likely to affect your physique and your mind is the food you eat. Given you eat recklessly, you're not only going to gain some extra kilos, but it will torment you with the guilt of eating too much.

In order to avoid that to live a guilt-free life, fill your plate up with nutritious, healthy and hydrating foods. Choose the right carbs, switch to healthy fats and invest in fresh veggies and fruits. Fibre-rich foods should be your go to foods since it aids your weight loss goals and also keeps digestive issues at bay.

03/6 Do not stress about eating carbs and fats

When you decide to lose some weight, you'll find yourself restricting your carb- and fat-intake, which is fine, until it starts proving harmful for your overall health.

At such times, what you can do is learn to differentiate between good and bad carbs as well as healthy and unhealthy fats. Good, complex carbs are high in fibre and are great for your health. It keeps you satiated for a longer period of time and keeps high-calorie foods at pay, while also providing your body with the required energy. Similarly, healthy fats, also known as monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are good for your heart health and keep a check on your cholesterol level. Not including these foods will only limit your body of healthy foods and nutrition.

That said, do not stress about eating the right kind of carbs and fats. Stress will only increase your chances of gaining more weight.

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04/6 Drink plenty of water

Staying hydrated is the key to a healthy body. Water plays a significant role in ensuring a smooth functioning of the body and protecting our health from harmful illnesses. It keeps us hydrated and avoids complications that can result in serious medical conditions. Apart from that, it aids our weight loss goals tremendously. Besides making you feel full for longer periods of time, it allows you to cut back on extra calories, which is usually the source of your guilt.

05/6 Keep moving

Prioritizing exercise and any other kind of physical activity is extremely crucial if you want to eat whatever you want and without any guilt. There needs to be a balance between what you eat and what you shed. If you do not want to compromise with your diet and still want to maintain a healthy weight, exercise is the key. Physical movements help you live a carefree life, since you won't have to worry about what you eat.

06/6 Stock up on healthy, delicious snacks

The worst thing we can do while on a weight loss journey is to munch on unhealthy snacks and then regret it for the rest of the day. Instead what you can do is stock up on healthy snacks that are not only satisfying and delicious, but satiating at the same time. Some of the healthy snacks involve nuts, popcorn, berries, whole grain foods and veggie salads.